Head of Operations and Support at UNOPS, Geneva, Switzerland

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Deadline: 25 September 2018

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Head of Operations and Support in Geneva, Switzerland.

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UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Head of Operations and Support will perform the following functions-

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  • Lead the formulation of The Defeat-NCD Partnership’s operational strategies and policies through advisory services to the Deputy Chief Executive.
  • In consultation with the relevant UNOPS counterparts, develop and keep updated the standard operating procedures covering the Defeat-NCD Partnership operations under its four tracks.
  • Keep the hosting terms between UNOPS and the Defeat-NCD Partnership updated, and ensure maximum value for money and efficiency gains from services provided by UNOPS as the hosting agency.
  • Provide technical advice and operational guidance on innovative approaches to project financing, risk assessment/ mitigation and use of financing structures, mechanisms instruments and guarantees.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to identify the need, determine cost and plan all Defeat-NCD Partnership support services, including procurement, finance, human resources and administrative services.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • A Master’s Degree in business administration, public administration, financial management, economics, international relations, social studies or related field is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with a combination of 12 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.
  • Master’s degree minimum 10 years of experience, or with a bachelor’s degree a minimum of 12 years of experience covering at least two of the following operations functions: Procurement, Finance, Logistics/ Asset Management, or Human Resources. Knowledge of the other functions is desirable.
  • Experience dealing with United Nations regulations, rules and policies in the areas of contracting, procurement and human resources is required.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Nationality of Switzerland.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNOPS.